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Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace was the London home and primary residence of the British monarchy.


18th century[]

In 1762, King George III kept his army of Peking Homunculi under Buckingham Palace until they were destroyed by Eliza, Lord Sandwich and Sieur d'Eon. (AUDIO: In the Year of the Cat)

19th century[]

In 1889, Li H'sen Chang was scheduled to perform for Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace but he was killed one month earlier. (TV: The Talons of Weng-Chiang)

In the 1890s, Silas Ruckford attempted to blow up Buckingham Palace, but was stopped by the Paternoster Gang. (COMIC: The Crystal Throne)

20th century[]

On 8 May 1945, during the celebration of VE Day, Winston Churchill appeared alongside the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, where he addressed the nation. (AUDIOChurchill Victorious) The Ninth Doctor visited Churchill in his room at the palace later that day. (PROSE: The Lost Diaries of Winston Spencer Churchill)

On 1953, on the day of Elizabeth II's coronation, the Second Doctor and Jamie McCrimmon posed as royal guards outside of the palace, as the Queen began her procession, to evade an unidentified red alien. The alien, also dressed as a guard, caught the pair, before it was subdued by Eva De Ville, allowing them to escape. Later, the Thirteenth Doctor was unintentionally photographed on the palace balcony alongside the Royal Family. (COMIC: Where's the Doctor?)

Adam Smith told Norton Folgate and Lizbeth Hayhoe that he was having to visit Room 13 as Reginald Rigsby was at the palace. (AUDIO: Madam, I'm)

The Fourth Doctor was invited to have dinner at the Palace, but he instead ran off in his TARDIS. (TV: Robot)

21st century[]

In 2001, Jason stormed Buckingham Palace, but left after learning that the Queen was not there. He later returned, drove out the staff and set up a force field to keep them out. He relinquished the palace after the Seventh Doctor convinced him to do so. (PROSE: Head Games)

In 2008, during the reign of Elizabeth II, most residents of London left the city out of fear over an alien invasion. Elizabeth II herself chose to stay behind. A starship fashioned to look like the Titanic was about to crash into the palace until the Tenth Doctor, at the controls, managed to avert the disaster. (TV: Voyage of the Damned)

The TARDIS was parked in the grounds of Buckingham Palace prior to the Tenth Doctor being transported to San Helios. According to the Doctor, the Queen "doesn't mind". (TV: Planet of the Dead)

The palace was destroyed in the 22nd century Dalek invasion. (PROSE: Legacy of the Daleks)

Undated events[]

Tanya Adeola had an aunt who met the Queen at a Buckingham Palace garden party. (PROSE: The Stone House)

The Thirteenth Doctor was photographed "running away from a giant frog in front of Buckingham Palace". (PROSE: Rose)

Alternate timelines[]

In an alternate timeline in which Nazi Germany won World War II, King Edward VIII, having restored to the throne, signed the treaty establishing his country as a protectorate of the Reich in front of Buckingham Palace. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Exodus)

In a version of 2586 corrupted by the Sodality, Buckingham Palace became their headquarters. (PROSE: Child of Time)

Parallel worlds[]

In Germania V, Marcus Americanius Scriptor used Buckingham Palace as his headquarters and centre of operations. He commissioned the architect Gropius to design a new palace there in Roman style, carefully incorporating the existing building into the design. (PROSE: Warlords of Utopia)

Behind the scenes[]

  • According to the book The Writer's Tale, Russell T Davies' original draft of Voyage of the Damned had the Titanic demolish part of the palace, leading the Queen to curse the Doctor (continuing the recurring recent theme of the Doctor making enemies with British royalty), but this was dropped as too negative for a holiday special. His later script, Turn Left, did allow the ship to destroy the palace and most of southern England, but in an alternate timeline.